Island of Color: Where Juneteenth Started

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On this island called Galveston, Texas, African-Americans have a unique position in the history of the world. Natives of this city, and incoming residents, who were people of color, were the pioneers of much of the civilization that occurred in this part of the world. “Juneteenth” has become a term used by persons all over the nation who recognize the validity of the term now synonymous with freedom of the former black-skinned slaves. This term comes from the fact that, in Galveston, Texas, General Granger arrived by ship with orders that were read to the public at Ashton Villa on June 19, 1865. He actually arrived in the harbor on June 17, 1865, and the news leaked out from the deckhands on that date. But the dates are both worthy of the title “Juneteenth”, which is the way the former slaves passed down the news to their progeny

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Weight1.6 lbs
Dimensions9.0 × 6.0 × 1.2 in
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Date Published

August 19, 2004

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

496

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AuthorHouse

Year Published

2004

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